Mastic (LIRR station)
LIRR Diesel at Former Mastic Station
|Location||Mastic Road and Mastic Boulevard
Mastic, New York
|Previous names||Forge (1882-1893)|
Mastic was a station stop along the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It was located on the corner of Mastic Road and Mastic Boulevard at the Mastic Road grade-crossing, near the Fire Department and Mastic Seafoods.
Mastic station was originally built by the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad as Forge Station around 1882, and renamed Mastic around 1893 following the renaming of the hamlet of Forge. It contained both a passenger and freight/express depot. When Brookhaven station was eliminated by the Long Island Rail Road on October 6, 1958, Mastic station was one of two stations recommended for use as a substitute by the patrons of the now closed station. The other was Bellport station. However, this substitute was short-lived because Mastic station finally closed on July 7, 1960 as the new Mastic-Shirley station opened 7,010 feet west at the William Floyd Parkway grade-crossing on the same date. The depot was razed in August 1960, despite efforts by local residents of Mastic, Mastic Acres, Mastic Beach and Mastic Park to keep it intact.
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